• Performance

AUDICIÓN 8

By Angelo Solari

Chile

  • Spanish
  • 12 minutes
  • +8 años

Have you ever wanted to control what happens on the stage? This performance puts you in charge of the sound, music and lighting.


This is a private and individual interactive performance. In a deserted theater, sitting in front of a computer with a user interface especially created for the play, the participant can choose and operate the different staging elements - lighting, sound, music and images.

This piece is part of the Audición series, premiered at the 47th Darmstadt International Summer Courses for New Music in Germany, one of the most important contemporary music festivals in the world. Other performances were held at the Warsaw New Theater in Poland, at the Network New Music Festival and the Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music in Australia and at the Night of Museums in Switzerland, as well as at the Teatro del Puente in Santiago.

Cast and crew


Musical score and staging: Angelo Solari | Interface design, lighting and sound: Diego Muhr | Technical assistant: Sebastián Carez-Lorca

Angelo Solari

Creator

Music for venues

This pianist, actor, composer and theater director is the creator of experimental plays written in the framework of contemporary musical theater. In 2012, he won a scholarship to carry out post-graduate studies at the Hochschule der Künste in Bern in Switzerland, getting a Master of Arts in composition and theory, specializing in musical theater (2014). He has also taken part in other courses under different theater and contemporary music personalities such as Rimini Protokoll, percussionist Gaston Sylvstre and composers Helmut Lachenmann, Heinz Holliger and Jennifer Walshe.

Solari is interested in exploring new poetic possibilities in the relationship between music and the stage and one of the main characteristics of his work is his comprehensive composition of every theatrical parameter - sound, light, action and body. Among his latest work, the musical narration of the novel by Alessandro Baricco called Momento; Variación particularly stands out, as well as Seda, Tarde de Verano and Audition. This last piece received rave reviews in the countries it was performed in, such as Poland, Australia, Germany, Switzerland and Chile.

—It’s a continuation of the experience developed in Audición (2014), which was also for a single spectator, who interacted with the author for 10 minutes, reading the play out loud and being submerged in the context of a dramatic situation.

—Its minimalism highlights the importance of theatrical staging, lighting and light itself.

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